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Re: Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
Ah yes, so superior are the Esbit tabs. You will find out in a soon-to-be-published detailed analysis in an esteemed scientific journal. I haven't decided whether to submit it to Scientific Ame...

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 21, 12:19pm

Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
OK, B.G., my patio test results confirm that Esbit tabs are clearly superior to the Bleuet ones.

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 21, 8:52am

I doubt that the French could come up with a faster boil, Bob. Maybe the Germans, though...? My Bleuet tabs seem to have a bit of parafin in them. Not as much as the Firelite tabs, but I did not...

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 15, 10:40am

@ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
I recently stockpiled a slew of 14 gm. Bleuet fuel tabs when REI Outlet was selling them cheap. I've only done a couple of patio tests to learn how they compare with the Esbit brand, but it loo...

In GEAR » @ --B.G.-- et al--Esbit vs. Bleuet tabs
August 15, 10:07am

Re: A touch of Autumn
That's a nice trip report, Mags.

In Post-Trip Reports » A touch of Autumn in the Eagles Nest
August 12, 8:06am

Re: Tiny dense calorie brick
I agree, Greg. I checked out the above-mentioned Datrex line, and I couldn't find any nutritional info. But it's apparently just oil and carbs, and no protein at all. Some food that would b...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Tiny dense calorie brick
August 08, 4:07pm

Anti-critter tunes
Ken, of course he's not rap, never said he was. My thing is that Bieber sucks, and so does rap. If you want to know my ancientness, it's that I tend to sing Jimmy Buffett songs when I walk ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
August 07, 10:44pm

Anti-Ursid tunes
Marko, it is my learned opinion that any form of rap music will repel most forms of life. Unfortunately, that includes any wood nymphs that might otherwise be attracted to you.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Beber has Anti-Ursid Properties
August 07, 9:08am

Death by...
Jimmy B., don't worry too much about death by marmot, or even plastic bottles. Your real concern should be death by something that the Idemonster taints your brain with. He can be very, very si...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 05, 10:38pm

re: Time to panic
"Do you have to drink the Gatorade or can you just pour it out?" Just pour the Gatoraid out, Jerry. That's what I had to do with the Miller Light beer, just so I could get the 1-pi...

In GEAR » Time to panic
August 05, 7:55am

All Reader Reviews by Gary Dunckel

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Jetboil Personal Cooking System
Mountain House's Pro Pack meal bags fit perfectly in the PCS cup. After adding the boiling water to the bag, stirring it up, and resealing it, you can empty the remaining water from the PCS, drop ...

In Stoves - Canister
March 18, 11:41am

Hilleberg Akto
I agree that the Akto is a very strong and high quality 4-season solo tent. But I must add an anecdote to illustrate the what I feel is the tent's main weakness. In early October of '06 we wer...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
November 28, 9:08am

Salomon Tech Amhibian
What the previous posts have neglected to mention is that the Amphib is perhaps the lightest (24 ounces/pair)"running shoe" that can be taken on a standard extended backpack trip (not fast packing) fo...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 18, 7:45pm